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Solved Windows 8 Developer Preview, how to remove?

zx81

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Dear forum readers,

I tried to install Windows 8 Developer Preview.

After some initial problems, i succeeded in installing Windows 8 (dual boot ) on my laptop.

However, for some reason my printer was installed, but not working.

Printer: Canon LBP6000, it appeared in the control panel, but no properties of the printer.

Tried to download 64-bit drivers from Canon for Windows 7.
Installed the driver, rebooted and try to print.

Error message: something like connection problems. Booted in Windows 7, no problems with printing.

Rebooted in Windows 8,
Got an error message from Explorer.exe and the laptop shuts down.
Windows 8 started
try to fix the printer problems, still not managed to get the printer working.

Then i tried to log of and shut down, Windows 8 did not want to log of, so i tried <CTRL><ALT><DEL>
and got finally to the option to shut down.

Got an error message from Explorer.exe and the laptop shuts down.

Since Windows 8 is not stable on my system, especially not able to shut down, or log of normally,

I want to get rid of Windows 8 Developer Release, but i do not like to loose Windows 7.

It is a dual-boot system.

Hope someone can explain to me how to safely remove Windows 8 Developer Preview. And keep Windows 7, without the Windows 8 Developer Preview boot loader.

Best regards,

zx81
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1720
    CPU
    Intel 1720 Core 2 Duo 2.00GHz,800,2M
    Memory
    4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2x2048)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce Go 8600M GT 256MB DDR2
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.0" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT with TrueLife
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    2x160GB 5400RPM Serial ATA
    Occupation
    Volunteer
    Mouse
    Logitech

Brink

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mvp

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Name
    Shawn Brink
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
    State/Region Flag
    us oklahoma

zx81

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Brink,

Thank you very much!

This worked for me.

I think i wait until the Beta version is released, and give it another try.

Best regards,

zx81
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1720
    CPU
    Intel 1720 Core 2 Duo 2.00GHz,800,2M
    Memory
    4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2x2048)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce Go 8600M GT 256MB DDR2
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.0" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT with TrueLife
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    2x160GB 5400RPM Serial ATA
    Occupation
    Volunteer
    Mouse
    Logitech

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
LOL, you're most welcome. Yeah, until the beta. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Name
    Shawn Brink
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
    State/Region Flag
    us oklahoma

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